We will not escape the mosquitoes on this vacation. Nasty beasts. It's good that our room is quite large, so we are able to sleep with the windows closed and without air conditioning. First thing in the morning, we have a swim in the sea.

Unfortunately, the Guggenheim Museum is only open Friday to Sunday (and the tickets, which are limited due to Corona, are already sold out in July) – so we won't be able to make this during our stay in Venice. The same thing with the Palazzo Grassi – open Sat-Mon.

When we take the ferry from Lido, we have the premium seat at the front and we really enjoy it. And the rest of the day we walk around Venice – always exciting, even if you already know much of it. And we perceive a little more everyday life than usual, maybe just because there are fewer tourists. It is beautiful and it is hot. And with a short wait, we enjoy the view from the campanile over to the city and the lagoon with its islands.

In the evening we have an excellent meal in the Osteria Boccadoro (Cannareggio, 5405/at Campo Widmann*), with marinated fish and seafood as a starter and Fritto misto di Mare as the main course.

* Also operating: Osteria alla Frasca, Corte della Carità, Sestiere Cannaregio, 5176